July 2010

Published: 05 July 2010

Congratulations to Katie Archibald (2T3) and Perry Stewart (1T3) who recently won prizes in the Learning for Life Awards, after a series of lessons in RME.

Katie won 1st prize in the Learning for Life Awards (Level 2) and Perry won 2nd prize (Level 1) so Knox Academy was well represented in the awards.

Some Background on the Programme

The Values Poster Awards is a rewarding learning activity for S1-S4 pupils.  It helps them to explore their character, ideals and values through a unique poster template using supporting resources.  It is an innovative, personalised learning opportunity that enables young people to identify and examine their core values and character qualities, helping them build a foundation for lifelong practical wisdom.

In Scotland, the programme reflects the words inscribed on the mace of the Scottish Parliament: wisdom, justice, compassion, integrity, as well as the aspirations of the Scottish Government’s A Curriculum for Excellence which seeks to enable all children to develop their capacities as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society.

Further information can be found here.

You can also read more about the event in the official magazine (extracts below) which is available online here, see page 27 for awards listings.


Katie - LFLA Story 

Penny - LFLA Story

Published: 05 July 2010

The SQA examination results are due to be issued to pupils on 5 August 2010.  We hope that all our pupils receive the results that they deserve, but are aware that examination results may result in the desire to change subjects or levels within a subject.

Once you have your results, you may need to consider changing your subjects or levels. 

If you need only to change the level of a subject within a column, then you can discuss the change on your return to school with the subject department.

If, however, you need to swap columns, then guidance staff will be available in the school on Thursday 12 August from 10 am to discuss the options available to you.

To help you consider your choices the subjects and columns are in the grid below:


If you are unable to see the embedded file (such as reading this via the Website Update email) please click here.


Published: 03 July 2010

Since 1999, over 10,000 pupils and teachers have taken part in the Holocaust Educational Trust's groundbreaking Lessons from Auschwitz Project.

Based on the premise that 'hearing is not like seeing', this four-part course explores the universal lessons of the Holocaust and its relevance for today. The LFA Project aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust for young people and to clearly highlight what can happen if prejudice and racism become acceptable.

Through the Lessons from Auschwitz Project, students and their teachers take part in two afternoon seminars and a one-day visit to the former Nazi extermination and concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in order to then pass on the lessons in their schools and communities.


Knox Academy has been successful in being allocated placements for two pupils on the project for Session 2010-2011.

Following inverviews on Thursday 1 July, the successful pupils who will start the 'Lessons from Auschwitz Project' in the new academic year are Evie McGregor (S5) and Aileen McKnight (S6)

Well done to both pupils.


Published: 02 July 2010

Knox Academy is pleased to announce the full results in the recent School Council election held on Friday 25 June 2010.  School Council members for Session 2010-2011 can be viewed below.  Congratulations to all the successful candidates.


Head Boy - Andrew Gilmour
Head Girl - Robyn Szymoszowskyj

Depute Head Boy - Iain Trotter
Depute Head Girl - Megan McCafferty



S2 - Annabel Jackson
S3 - Sean Noon
S4 - Louis Harrodine
S5 - Megan Richardson
S6 - Ailie Henderson 


S2 - Andrew Waddell
S3 - Alex Metcalf
S4 - Michael Johnstone
S5 - Finlay Baird
S6 - Fiona Cleat 


S2 - Heather MacFarlane
S3 - Alexei Dubitskiy
S4 - Alex Cunningham
S5 - Chloe Riva
S6 - Rosie Noon


Published: 01 July 2010

The latest edition of Knox News is now available for viewing and downloading on this website in the Publications section: Publications > Knox News.

A hard copy was distributed via 'pupil post' yesterday.

In addition to the printed version, Knox Academy would like to announce the following awards.

Congratulations to Roddy Coull and Aidan Lindsay (both 6T1) who were jointly awarded the Kerr MacFarlane Prize (for excellent service to the school in particular assisting other pupils) at the Awards Ceremony last night.  Congratulations also go to Alexandra Muir 6L1 who was presented with the Alasdair Barden Medal (for outstanding contribution and service to the school).

We would also ask that the survey on the last page of the Knox News is returned to the school, or an opinion emailed to knoxacademy@knox.elcschool.org.uk.